Support local news and get a FREE mug!

A 33 year-old Fort St. John resident is dead following an All Terrain Vehicle accident near Fort Nelson.

At around 3 p.m. on Thursday, the Fort Nelson RCMP received a report of a serious accident on a rural dirt road. The incident happened 18 kilometres into the bush, at Mile 171 west of the Alaska Highway and south of Fort Nelson.

Police initially received a call from a Norwestel Telephone Operator, who received a report from a cell phone with a poor signal.

When the Fort Nelson and other emergency crews arrived, they confirmed one person was deceased and the other had non-life threatening injuries.

The two were travelling along a narrow private dirt road, when the driver of the ATV apparently lost control while negotiating a curve in the road.

The side-by-side ATV vehicle rolled off the embankment and struck a tree.

The driver was not wearing a helmet and suffered fatal head injuries.

Meanwhile, the passenger was airlifted to the Fort St. John hospital, and has been since released with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers and the Provincial Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the incident.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading!

Our goal is to cover all the local news and events happening in Northeast B.C. If you believe in this coverage, becoming a Supporter is a great way to help!

As a Supporter, you also get our investigative stories early and a FREE mug!

More stories you might like